‘Green-Eyed Thieves’ tells the story of the fortunes of a family of crooks—the green-eyed thieves of the title.
The matriarch of this strange family is a university lecturer and an accomplished shoplifter, whose husband is a master thief and his ingenious exploits includes relieving the Aga Khan of his wardrobe of expensive suits since they both happened to be the same size.
Ten-Per-Cent Farouk that what the uncle is universally known, lives with the family in Fordsburg, a suburb of Johannesburg. And Firoze, the narrator of this wickedly humorous novel from South African writer Imraan Coovadia, is a dreamer and a bookworm, who is radically different from, but identical to his twin, Ashraf.
‘Green-Eyed Thieves’ follows this clan of skilled criminals and the twins as they embark on a series of mind-boggling adventures.
A love triangle with the twins’ perfect match, a masterly heist at Sun City, and a surprise appearance at the White House is all among the adventures.
Including cameos by George W. Bush, Mohammed Atta, and a Pakistani Brigadier in Peshawar, these original and lively family adventures are sure to delight.